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Fears new wonder drug could lead to STI epidemic

As healthcare spending rises to record highs of more than 10 per cent of our gross domestic product, we must be cautious of policy decisions that might jeopardise our wellbeing and add to a ballooning national healthcare bill. Our political leaders must act now to manage the threat of STIs and protect the health of the wider community.

Published
04 July 2018
From
The Sydney Morning Herald
About That Awful AIDS Op-Ed in The New York Times…

Don’t miss these responses from seasoned activists and experts—including Peter Staley’s 31-point rebuttal in tweets.

Published
03 July 2018
From
POZ
Why you can't put rising rates of gonorrhea and syphilis just down to PrEP

Matthew Hodson, Executive Director of NAM aidsmap, says PrEP doesn’t necessarily make men abandon condoms, and the reasons behind rising rates of STIs in England are more complex.

Published
12 June 2018
From
Gay Star News
A personal take on the new Sexual Health Data release

The numbers of diagnoses of STIs are broadly similar to last year with a small decrease in chlamydia, an increase in ghnorrhea and syphilis and a sharp increase in attendances at clinics. My take on this is more people are getting tested and more people are taking their sexual health seriously.

Published
05 June 2018
From
Jim McManus (blog)
Dramatic increase in syphilis and gonorrhoea leave sexual health services at tipping point

These dramatic increases in syphilis and gonorrhoea are a huge concern and must provide a wake-up call to the Government about the importance of ensuring that high-quality, easily-accessible sexual health services are available for all those who need them.

Published
05 June 2018
From
British Association for Sexual Health and HIV
Starting PrEP Is Tied to an Increased Likelihood of Contracting STIs

Starting PrEP is associated with an increase in the likelihood of being diagnosed with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among MSM/TGWs. This finding, from a review of multiple studies of PrEP including thousands of participants, suggests that condom use declines in this population during the period immediately following embarking upon a regimen of Truvada for HIV prevention.

Published
31 May 2018
From
POZ
Increasing Incidence of Syphilis in People With HIV in the United States

The incidence rate of syphilis in people with HIV increased through 2015, according to new research published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Published
21 May 2018
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
Typhoid Marys? PrEP and the spike in gay men’s STI rates

Critics said Truvada was a “party drug” that would lead gay men to abandon condoms. They might be right. Should we care?

Published
14 May 2018
From
Medium
Zambia, South Africa prevention study finds those with herpes virus facing six times HIV risk

Communities’ HIV prevalence could be predicted “almost exactly” from prevalence of herpes virus, researchers find.

Published
14 April 2018
From
Science Speaks
Study suggests risk of sexual transmission of Zika may dissipate quickly

When Zika infections flared throughout Latin America, there was enormous concern that men carrying the virus could transmit it to women through sex — potentially infecting developing fetuses, if the women were pregnant. But it was unclear how long the risk might last.

Published
12 April 2018
From
STAT

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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